The City of Medellín, Colombia, has been conferred the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2016 for its remarkable transformation over the past two decades. The IFHP President was part of the council that selected the winning city.
The IFHP has welcomed Britain’s oldest housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) as its newest national chapter. The TCPA will act as a national focal point of the IFHP for members and interested individuals in the UK.
IFHP seeks cities as partner for The Housing Academy to host an implementation lab in 2016-17 as well as actively engage in labs in other cities.
Up next on the Habitat III calendar are the Habitat III European Regional Meeting on “European Habitat” plus GAP and a range of other activities, in Prague 14th – 19th March 2016.
On January 28th, the IFHP in conjunction with The Danish Town Planning Institute invited the Danish network of municipalities, planners, developers and community to an afternoon dedicated to the housing of refugees. Continue reading for an overview of the afternoon and the outcomes of the meeting.
The IFHP is present at the Urban Thinkers Campus Mannheim. Hosted by the World Urban Campaign the IFHP is putting forward ideas and perspectives on the opportunities for urban citizens in a nomadic world.
2016 is already one month old, and I hope you have had a nice beginning of the new year.